Thursday, 15 November 2018

Classics for all the family

OUTER space is the theme for this year’s Noisy Kids classical concert at the Hexagon later this month.

OUTER space is the theme for this year’s Noisy Kids classical concert at the Hexagon later this month.

The annual event is aimed at children aged five to 12 and their families, and this year They Came From Outer Space features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing a variety of well-known classics and film music pieces, interspersed with interactive songs and dances where the audience can join in.

Ruth Currie, head of community and education for the Royal Philharmonic said, “The idea of Noisy Kids is to get people involved in classical music from a young age so that they are inspired to listen to it throughout their lives.

“There are so many barriers to accessing live classical music for young children ticket prices, concert duration, formality, unknown repertoire all of which we hope to remove through this fun, interactive approach.”

Presented by workshop leader Tim Steiner, the concert includes 2001: A Space Odyssey, and theme music from Superman, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg’s ET. Hexagon spokeswoman Julia Cook said: “We are really proud to present this concert. It’s not often that a venue can provide a classical concert specifically aimed at young people. The previous two Noisy Kids have been fantastic, with lots of kids and their parents having a great time.” Tickets for the concert on Saturday, March 23 are £8.50 adults, £6.50 children or family ticket for four (maximum two adults) £23. Box office: 0118 960 6060 or visit

l The Henley Standard has two family tickets to be won. To be in with a chance, answer the following question and send it on a postcard, with your name, address and daytime telephone number to Noisy Kids Competition, The Henley Standard, Caxton House, Station Road, Henley RG91AD. The closing date is Friday, March 15.

Question: What is the name of the director of the film ET?

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